Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has a track record that speaks for itself:
.664 winning percentage in regular season
5-3 record in playoffs including a Super Bowl Championship
Two appearances in the NFC Championship game
Three NFC North division titles
Not bad, right? Even by the sky-high standards of the Green Bay Packers and their fans, those numbers exude success. But McCarthy has become somewhat of an intrigue lately. As we know, he calls the offensive plays for the Packers during games. He has done so since his arrival in Green Bay.
At times, especially this season, he has had fans and analysts alike scratching their heads with some of his decision making. Now, I realize that he gives quarterback Aaron Rodgers some freedom to alter the play at the line if Rodgers sees something he thinks he can take advantage of. It’s hard to say exactly whether some of these offensive failures were McCarthy calls or Rodgers check-out’s. Whichever is the case, McCarthy is responsible for all of it as head coach.